Wednesday, May 10, 2006

BLOGS OF NOTE: Coulthart, Manaugh, Sydenham

John Coulthart

John Coulthart, one of the best designers in the world in my opinion, has started a fascinating blog called Feuilleton.

Recent highlights include posting some of his recent book well as a post on some very whimsical and odd old films. John's blog is just as wonderfully unique as his work and I highly recommend it.

Geoff Manaugh

Geoff Manaugh's architecture BldgBlog(well, it's so much more, though) is fascinating and rather unique as well. Many of you may already know about it, but if you haven't visited, you must do so. It doesn't matter what you're interested in--in some way you'll find it relates to this blog.

Anne Sydenham

Anne Sydenham, who created the Jerusalem Dreaming site, has joined the blogosphere with her Cat Politics blog. She's just up-and-running, but should have more posts soon. Sydenham is another true original with a unique viewpoint. I look forward to this blog as well.


NOTE: If you're in the northeast, you should check out a series of readings Kathryn Kulpa is doing for her collection Pleasant Drugs. One of the stories appeared in Leviathan 1 and another in Asimov's, in addition to a bunch of literary magazines. She's a great writer and worth checking out.

Mother's Day Brunch Reading
Saturday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.
Dighton Public Library, 395 Main St., Dighton, MA
Readings on the topic of motherhood, featuring poets,
fiction and creative nonfiction writers

Reading and Book Signing
Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St., Providence, RI
Tuesday, May 23, 7 p.m.

RIPEN Brunch Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Research
Luigi's Restaurant, 1357 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI
SAturday, May 27, 11 a.m.
Details/Directions: (401) 861-3850

Reading and Book Signing
William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston, RI
Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m.

Tuesday exercise: 3-mile walk (sick to stomach from something--couldn't do anything else)

(Evil Monkey: "Are you sitting in the third row?" Jeff: "No. I'm in the first row. I don't like to have to see over other people's heads and hats and things." Evil Monkey: "Ah--my mistake. Those things in front of the first row aren't more rows--they're just heads on spikes." Jeff: "Yes, I guess it achieves the same effect as if I were sitting in the third row." Evil Monkey: "So...what are we watching?" Jeff: "Oh, same old rush to coronation...." Evil Monkey: "..." Jeff: "...Sick of it yet?" Evil Monkey: "But...they're out there just putting a crown on anything that moves." Jeff: "Yes--magnificent isn't it." Evil Monkey: "A bit early in the year for crowning things isn't it?" Jeff: "Not really. It's already May. They've got the things they want on spikes on spikes and they've got the things crowned they wanted crowned. I'd say it's awfully efficient, actually. Now they can rest the rest of the year." Evil Monkey: "Rest up for what?" Jeff: "Doing the same thing next year.")


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